About the Open Source Group

We work upstream

Samsung Electronics realizes that open source software is a key component of numerous products and is a business imperative in order to continue the company’s success. The Open Source Group was formed in 2013 to do the following:

  • Help guide the company in effective consumption, collaboration, and development of open source software.
  • Provide advocacy on behalf of Samsung in external open source communities.
  • Develop consistent open source strategy and governance policies for the enterprise at large.

Our team consists of experts from a range of open source communities who provide internal leadership, guidance, and development expertise to Samsung, in addition to making contributions back to the communities the company relies on. This blog is a collection of stories that provide insight to the inner workings of successful open source methodology inside a major corporation.

Open Source Community Involvement

The Open Source Group makes upstream contributions to a number of open source projects. Here are the projects we are most involved with:

Open Source Project Website
Linux https://www.kernel.org/
Enlightenment / EFL https://www.enlightenment.org/
Wayland http://wayland.freedesktop.org/
Cairo http://cairographics.org/
Tizen https://www.tizen.org/
IoT.JS https://github.com/Samsung/iotjs

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.